Tokenization & Defi

Tokenization & Defi

Don Tapscott on the past and future of blockchain

by Blocks99

21 hours ago

When blockchain expert and bestselling author Don Tapscott speaks, the world listens. Speaking at Davos 2020, he reviewed blockchain’s rise and its potential to give people control of their data. Don Tapscott chairs the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada. The organization is working on 120 projects about what is currently happening in the blockchain space. Don is also the author of many important books on the topic, and a sought-after speaker at events. Blocks99 attended his presentation in Davos during the World Economic Forum 2020. “Let’s start with a reality...
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Tokenization in sports betting: Past, present and future

by Fernando Sanchez

4 days ago

Sports betting is an eons-old practice. Tokenization adds a new dimension to betting on sports, streamlining the process and enabling fans to interact with their heroes. The Greeks were known to love sports betting, over seven full centuries before the birth of Christ – if you're inclined to believe that sort of thing – when the Olympic Games were first held in 776 BC. Ancient Romans were the next civilization to openly raise stakes in sporting events. Citizens of the Republic enjoyed betting on the outcome of gladiatorial games. And records show that sports betting in Rome...
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Blockchain and tokenization of alternative assets

by Sophia Ha Ho

1 week ago

Tokenization is one of the applications of blockchain technology. The term refers to the issuing of digital tokens representing units of ownership. Here, we look at tokenization of alternative assets. Before exploring tokenization of alternative assets, let’s begin with asset tokenization in general. Asset tokenization enables companies to fractionalize their assets digitally, which means that assets can be divided digitally into different parts, with the ownership recorded on the blockchain. Tokens issued on a blockchain can perform different roles, including representing a part...
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Tokenization: Unlocking the value of luxury assets

by Jillian Godsil

1 month ago

As a means of creating liquidity out of real-world assets and enabling fractional ownership, tokenization holds huge potential. Idoneus is putting the concept into action with luxury assets. For high net worth individuals, divesting out of luxury assets can be a real headache. For example, a beautiful villa with a big-ticket market value may take years to find the right buyer, costing the owner time and money. And while the owner may not need liquidity from the sale of the asset, no one wants to take a hit on price or compromise value. It may be that the asset has served its...
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DeFi will eat banks for breakfast

by Blocks99

2 months ago

Decentralized finance – DeFi – can bring financial services to people who have been excluded up to now – banking the unbanked. Civic CEO Vinny Lingham says it has to unbank the banked first. DeFi, or decentralized finance, is much more than an abstract concept. It has become a movement that leverages blockchain technology to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and transfer of funds without intermediaries or central authorities. DeFi allows virtually anyone to access financial services with a high level of autonomy and few entrance barriers. The concept of financial...
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Asset tokenization on a blockchain: The next real big thing?

by Blocks99

2 months ago

Selling real assets can be complex and time-consuming. Asset tokenization on a blockchain gives buyers and sellers the best of both worlds – solid asset value and easy trading. Blockchain technology is strongly associated with cryptocurrencies, yet Bitcoin, Ethereum & Co. are just the beginning. The digitally documented and transparent smart contracts that blockchain technology enables are increasingly allowing more efficient and cost-effective transactions in a wide array of sectors. Smart contracts use algorithms to issue licenses verifying terms and conditions without...
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Movies and blockchain – A blossoming love affair?

by Dusica Lukac

2 months ago

Tokenization enables liquidity of assets like real estate. Now the union of movies and blockchain is disrupting an industry traditionally ruled by old money in the hands of few. Recent months have seen a number of high-profile tokenization projects, in real estate, for example. But the financially inclusive and decentralized nature of the concept – issuing blockchain-based tokens representing shares of ownership – makes it predestined for the movie-making industry, where outside-the-box creativity and big money need to be reconciled. Movies and blockchain could be a match made...

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